With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, making sure loved ones across the country, or the world, get their special gift on time can be quite stressful.
Luckily, MCC Member, The UPS Store #2988 (Madison Blvd), is here with some holiday shipping tricks and tips to make your gift-giving as worry free as possible.
General Shipping Tips
- If you plan on packing your own gifts before shipping, The UPS Store recommends that you use at least two inches of packaging material on each side of the item.
- Use a new, sturdy box with secure corners to provide protection, and use packing tape on all package seams.
- Avoid string and wrapping paper on the outside of packages, and avoid packing with masking, cellophane or duct tape.
- Lastly, make sure the sender’s and recipient’s addresses are visible both inside and outside of the package.
UPS Shipping Deadlines
The UPS Store wants to make sure your gifts arrive in plenty of time for your celebration, so mark the calendar with these shipping deadlines.
For domestic delivery on Monday, December 24, ship packages via:
UPS 3 Day Select® by Dec 18
UPS 2nd Day Air® by Dec. 20
UPS Next Day Air® by Dec. 21
Want to delegate your holiday packing to The UPS Store?
All of their associates are professionals trained in packing techniques. They can identify which method works best for each gift – whether it’s insulating home-made holiday treats, keeping fragile items in one piece or finding the right way to package unusually-shaped gifts like guitars. Their packing experts work to ensure that packages arrive exactly as you intend: intact and ready to bring holiday cheer.